Thursday, May 13, 2010 Cj, Community Member, asks

Q: Sys. hi 158 low 109; dias. hi 101, low 80; pulse hi 133, low 64. April began 5mg of Kapidex, ...

Sys. hi 158 low 109; dias. hi 101, low 80; pulse hi 133, low 64.  April began 5mg of Kapidex, May 3rd increased to 10mg.  Vitals appear to increase with the increase of Kapidex.  Slight chest discomfort from time to time, no pain except forehead ache from time to time.  Sinus ?  Colestrol total 239.  Should I be concerned ?

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
5/16/10 1:20pm

Hi CJ,


Here are the recommendations of the American Heart Association:


Total cholesterol less than 200
HDL cholesterol at least > 40, ideally > 60
LDL cholesterol at least less than 130, ideally less than 100
Triglycerides less than 150

 

Check out this post:
Your Checklist to Lower Cholesterol

 

The Joint National Committee defines four blood pressure categories.

Very High Range - Stage 2 Hypertension
Systolic (top) blood pressure 160 mm Hg or high
Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 100 mm Hg or higher
If in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

High Range - Stage 1 Hypertension
Systolic (top) blood pressure 140 - 159 mm Hg
Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 90 - 99 mm Hg
If in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

Caution Range - Prehypertension
Systolic (top) blood pressure 120 - 139 mm Hg
Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 80 - 89 mm Hg
Take action!

Normal Range - Normal
Systolic (top) blood pressure below 120 mm Hg
Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure below 80 mm Hg
Perfect!

 

I recommend working with your physician to determine the appropriate treatment approach.

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps

 

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